Scott Montgomery

Scott Bradford Montgomery


Art History—Medieval and Renaissance

  • Faculty

What I do

I teach Medieval and Renaissance Art History. I research the art of medieval saints cults and 1960s psychedelic poster art.

Professional Biography

I was born. I study. I teach.


  • Ph.D., Art History (Medieval), Rutgers University, 1996
  • MA, Italian Renaissance Art, Syracuse University, 1988
  • BA, Art History, Pomona College, 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • International Center of Medieval Art

Featured Publications

Montgomery, S. B. (1997). "Mittite capud matrem meum ut osculateur eum: The Form and Meaning of the Reliquary Bust of St. Just," . Gesta, 36 (1), 48-64.
Montgomery, S. B. (2009). Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne. Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe (Whitney: Peter Lang Press, 2009). WHitney, England: Peter Lang Press.
Montgomery, S. B., & Bauer, A. A. (2012). Casting Our Own Shadows: Recreating the Medieval Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela . New Orleans, LA, USA: University Press of the South.
Montgomery, S. B. (2012). "Signifying the Ineffable: Rock Poster Art and Psychedelic Counterculture in San Francisco". In West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in American Art, 1965-1977, Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner, eds., Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012, 360-382. (pp. 360-382). Minneapolis, MN, USA: University of Minnesota Press.
Montgomery, S. B. (2019). The Joint Show: High Art in the Summer of Love. The Sixties, 11(2), 183-222.


Montgomery, S. B. (2013). Visual Trips: The Psychedelic Poster Movement in San Francisco. University of Denver, Denver, CO USA.
Montgomery, S. B. (2017). Seed to Flower: The Birth of Psychedelic Poster Art. Haight Street Art Center, San Francisco, CA.
Montgomery, S. B. (2018). Lee Conklin: Fifty Years of Psychedelic Art. Haight Street Art Center, San Francisco, CA.
Montgomery, S. B. (2014). The Denver Dog: Rock Posters and Music in Denver 1967-68. Byers-Evans Museum Gallery (in conjunction with History Colorado), Denver, CO.
Montgomery, S. B. (2017). The Family Dog Denver - 50 years. Family Dog Reunion, Denver.


Montgomery, S. B. (2013). What's In a Name? Navigating Nomenclature in the Cult of St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins. St. Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins Conference. Carmarthen, Wales: University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen .
Montgomery, S. B. (2011). The Saint and the King: Relics, Reliquaries, and Late Medieval Coronation in Aachen and Székesfehervár. Matter of Faith conference . The British Museum, London: The British Museum, London.
Montgomery, S. B. (2017). High Art in the Summer of Love: The Joint Show and the Psychedelic Poster Movement. Conference on the Summer of Love. San Francisco: Northwestern University.
Montgomery, S. B. (2017). From Seed to Flower: The Evolution of the Psychedelic Poster in San Francisco Before the Summer of Love . Keynote lecture for the opening of the exhibit "Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966-71. Salem, OR: Willamette University.
Montgomery, S. B. (1995). Mittite capud matrem meum ut osculateur eum: The Form and Meaning of the Reliquary Bust of St. Just. 83rd Annual College Art Association Meeting. San Antonio, TX.


  • Provost's Teaching Award